Desperate defence, magic assists and a contender for tackle of the season. These are the Home Timber and Hardware Hard Plays of the Month for June.
Newcastle's Robbie Rochow will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks to recover from surgery on his broken arm.
Dane Gagai was the local hero as the Maroons descended on North Queensland with eager young fans pushing jerseys, hats and a pen in his direction.
Dane Gagai's involvement within the Maroons set-up this year has the Newcastle Knights centre feeling confident ahead of his Holden State of Origin debut.
Experienced forward Clint Newton believes Joseph Tapine and the next crop of young Knights stars are on the cusp of making their name in the NRL.
Selection headaches for both the Maroons and Blues after a horror night for injuries at Suncorp Stadium on Friday.
Anthony Milford becoming a fan favourite, below-par Broncos still good enough, Darius Boyd warming to his task and the Knights set to go shopping.
A season-ending Achilles injury to Maroons enforcer Josh McGuire has soured Brisbane's 44-22 win over the Newcastle Knights.
Friday night's clash will feature two of the NRL's most electrifying ball-runners, Anthony Milford and Dane Gagai. Here's how their 2015 NRL stats stack up.
The Broncos will be looking to prove that their herculean defensive effort against the Storm was no fluke when they tackle a desperate Knights side this week.